Christian K. Puff
  Attorney

Press Releases

Christian Puff Joins Hall Render
[04/02/18 ] SEE MORE

Presentations

The Who, Why and How of Delegation Oversight
2019 Managed Care Compliance Conference [01/29/2019] SEE MORE

BIOGRAPHY

Christian Puff is an attorney in Hall Render’s Dallas office. She works most frequently with provider groups and health systems as well as provider-owned plans. Christian regularly counsels providers in disputes, such as reimbursement and contract, and provides solutions for overpayment and recoupment issues with provider clients. In addition, she advises on discount and pharmacy benefit program matters with provider-owned plans.

Prior to joining Hall Render, Christian served as the Chief Operating Officer for CHRISTUS Health Plan, a Catholic, not-for-profit, provider-owned organization with Medicare, Medicaid, FFM and USFHP plans.

Christian brings a unique perspective, having worked for both Fortune 50 health plans and pharmacy benefit managers ("PBMs"). In her work with these companies, she performed due diligence for merger and acquisition work; advised on Medicare regulatory matters, Medicare Advantage Plan issues and First-Tier, Downstream and Related Party compliance; and acted as counsel for MAPD plans and freestanding Part D plans, performing as both transactional and regulatory counsel. Christian has not only worked for such entities but partnered with plans as third-party administrators and PBMs in her role as Chief Operating Officer for CHRISTUS Health Plan.

Christian is active with the American Bar Association, currently serving as the vice chair of the Managed Care Interest Group in the Health Law Section, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

In her free time, Christian is active with the DFW Lab Rescue organization and is an active alumna of Alpha Gamma Delta. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two very busy children as well as traveling to new places.

EDUCATION

Tarleton State University, B.S., magna cum laude - 2001

Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D. - 2006

ADMITTED TO BAR

  • Texas - 2006

memberships

  • Association of Corporate Counsel – Founding Board Member, KY Chapter 2013
  • American Bar Association – Vice Chair, Managed Care and Insurance 2016-Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity